For Sale: Authentic Barn Dust for your Classic Car


If you’re looking to get rid of an old car you got laying around, a Craiglist ad from Vancouver offers a foolproof way to increase your car’s value. We all know cars create more of a buzz when they’re “found” in a barn with some dust on them, and that buzz can get you more money on Bring a Trailer and a feature on YouTube. That’s where this Craiglist ad comes in…

What you get here, is original barn dust. Sprinkle liberally on car and instantly add $10-20,000 to the value of your heap parked in the garage or carport. For every 4 buckets you buy I will throw in the tire deflation kit at not extra cost. This completes the illusion , but wait, if you buy 6 or more buckets I will also give to you as a gift a story about an elderly person who used to own this car but passed away many years ago.

To take advantage of this incredible offer, check out the original posting here.
[Source: /r/cars]

18 Comments

  1. There is a show here in Melbourne this weekend called the Survivor Car & Barn Find Show, featuring “MOTHBALL – The famous Falcon GT Barn Find will be on show! Removed from the garage tomb and displayed as found!!”
    Which was stuck in a shed for years after the owner built a swimming pool in front of it, and removed recently by crane. Its only claim to fame is some cultivated, cat-up-tree type news coverage a couple of weeks ago.
    I’m sure there will be some interesting stuff on show, but I won’t be going.

  2. “…instantly add $10-20,000 to the value…”
    I’m no mathematician* but I believe this simplifies to -$19,990 in added value.
    *Obligatory disclaimer to preserve my license as a geologist.

    1. I thought you preserve your license by driving cars that won’t go fast enough to get your license revoked. Geology has nothing to do with it.

      1. That’s my license to drive. I instead preserve my geologist’s license by steadfastly disavowing any quantitative ability or analytical skill and by never turning down a free drink.

        1. And, of course and most obviously by driving only tiny cars that move at geologic speeds….
          I’ve heard tale of him trying to slide on of his cars into continental drift….

    1. You’d be lucky to have these classified as minerals at the border. The real trouble starts when something gets called dirt, soil, or any other term that alerts the USDA:
      https://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant_health/permits/organism/soil/downloads/soil-circular.pdf
      I’ve known several geologists who have innocently tried to import perfectly reasonable rock samples (which are allowed) but said a single wrong word at the border, at which point the material was seized. If it’s important enough to go to the trouble, usually it can be retrieved after paying for an expensive year of storage in quarantine.

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